Thursday, August 4, 2011

humming right along

Summer's waning without me even once having filled the hummingbird feeder. Yet, there a tiny one was the other evening, hovering over it for a good minute or two before flitting away. I quickly ran and made a sugar solution to put out and am hopeful he'll find his way back and even bring friends. This made me think how sometimes the things we neglect are right there waiting for us if we choose to show up and notice.
A lithograph by John Gould of Poortman's Emerald Hummingbird, Plate 358 from A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Humming Birds (volume 5, 1861)

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